1. Rihanna Stalker Arrested After Hand-Delivering Threatening Letters In New York

    July 26, 2014 1:19 PM EDT A homeless man in New York has reportedly been arrested for stalking and harassing Rihanna by hand-delivering several letters to the pop star’s Manhattan apartment. Rihanna, Swizz Beatz & More Weigh In on Israel-Palestine Conflict Kevin Mcglynn, 53, was allegedly caught on video…

  2. Punk's Quiet Visionary: Debbie Harry, Tommy Stinson, Danny Fields and More on Tommy Ramone

    July 18, 2014 3:11 PM EDT In 1974, Thomas Erdelyi became Tommy Ramone. The last surviving original member of the band is remembered as the odd man out who helped shaped the sound and look of punk rock's founding fathers. This feature first appeared in the July 26th issue of Billboard Magazine . DANNY FIELDS…

  3. Cash Cash Talks Growing Up, Dishes on Hit 'Take Me Home' With Bebe Rexha

    July 11, 2014 10:19 PM EDT Billboard’s Andrew Hampp interviewed Cash Cash for the second installation of Samsung Shape Summer Mix Series Wednesday night, Billboard’s Senior Branding Correspondent Andrew Hampp lead an interview with Big Beat/Atlantic production trio Cash Cash at the Mondrian Soho in New York City. …

  4. 'Smooth' at 15: Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas Reflect on Their Billboard Hot 100 Smash

    June 27, 2014 2:10 PM EDT Back in 1971, guitarist Carlos Santana hit No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart with “Black Magic Woman.” It would take him nearly three decades to make the top 10 again, but what a comeback it was. “Smooth,” featuring Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas on vocals, topped the chart for a stunning…

  5. Summer of Iggy Azalea: 'Fancy' Rapper Defends Her Cred, Talks Lorde (Cover Story)

    June 09, 2014 10:55 AM EDT The say-anything, foulmouthed, lightning rod rapper suddenly owns summer as she ties a Beatles chart record (but she doesn't even care): "I'd rather be the Stones" Late one early-summer Saturday night, Iggy Azalea , one of the hottest pop stars on the planet,…

  6. Ringo Starr Producing His New Album; Talks Tour, Beatles & His 'Incredible Year'

    June 05, 2014 3:20 PM EDT Ringo Starr has had a ball celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in America this year as well as some of his own honors. But, he says, it's put a bit of a crimp in plans for his next album. Starr tells Billboard that he's "probably two-thirds through…

  7. Afrojack Says 'I'm Not EDM' As He Crosses Over Into Pop: Video Q&A

    May 14, 2014 8:12 PM EDT "99 percent of New York has no clue who the f--- I am!" At 6 foot 9, Nick van de Wall, the DJ-producer known as Afrojack, is the easiest person to see exiting Soho House in New York's Meatpacking District. But that doesn't mean he's the easiest to identify. Passers-by…

  8. Coachella Party Guide: The Festival's Most Exclusive Events

    April 08, 2014 7:45 PM EDT Parties by Adidas, H&M and Lacoste are among the most sought-after invitations for the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which kicks off this Friday (Apr. 11) in Indio, California. Before you head to Coachella, check out our round-up of the hottest parties,…

  9. VFiles: The Soho Boutique That's Dressing the Music Industry

    March 25, 2014 12:45 PM EDT Julie Anne Quay, founder of Soho store and social media site VFiles, hasn't just created a successful business platform: She's created a lifestyle. "People are tribal," says Australia native Quay, in her store on Mercer and Grand Streets in Manhattan. She picks up a pair…

  10. Pharrell Teams With Peace Love World for 'Happy' T-Shirt Range

    March 21, 2014 3:56 AM EDT Another day, another collaboration with Pharrell. The singer has partnered with Peace Love World for a line of special-edition tees inspired by his Oscar-nominated single, "Happy." In celebration of International Day of Happiness, the collection -- which highlights Pharrell's…

  11. Musicians Embrace Magnises, a Black Card for the Younger Set

    March 18, 2014 10:20 AM EDT Tech entrepreneur Billy McFarland launches a high-end, low-cost version of the AmEx status symbol. Wale & French Montana are among the card-holders. Getting better access doesn’t always mean having bigger bucks. Just ask Billy McFarland, the 21-year-old college dropout who launched…

  12. Backstage With St. Vincent: New Style, New Label and a Bold New Album

    February 24, 2014 11:52 AM EST The alt-goddess strikes a new pose with her first major-label album: "The music industry is the wild west" Inside a dimly lit and cavernous studio space in Manhattan's SoHo district, assorted members of the world's fashion elite jostle for rickety chairs while Annie…

  13. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Pharrell Williams & Jessie J

    February 21, 2014 5:14 PM EST Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Pharrell Williams Pharrell Williams proved you can still look ultra smooth while wearing glitter. The “Happy” singer hit the red carpet sans his Vivienne Westwood hat at the…

  14. The Wanted's Siva Kaneswaran: New York Fashion Week Diary

    February 10, 2014 3:12 PM EST Siva Kaneswaran is the natty band mate in handsome collective The Wanted. Hook editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. was lucky enough to spend some time with him during New York Fashion Week. He's 'got a genuine appreciation for fashion. “Me and my twin brother would model together when…

  15. No. 14 Hits for '14: David Bowie, Drake, the Doors & More

    January 01, 2014 8:05 AM EST As 2014 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 14 peaks on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite their falling four spots shy of the top 10, these No. 14 hits remain among the most memorable songs of the past five-plus decades. Happy New Year!   " Surfin' Safari,…

  16. Top 5 Girls' Generation Videos 'I Got a Boy' Fans Should Watch

    November 14, 2013 9:15 PM EST The Video of the Year had a massive spike in views after the YouTube Music Awards. • Girls' Generation Talk YTMA Win, New Music • Girls' Generation Welcome You to Billboard's K-Town! • Leader Tae Yeon Claims No. 1 on K-Pop Hot 100  • Girls' Generation Land 10 Songs on…

  17. The Strokes’ Fabrizio Moretti Makes His Move For Interactive Art

    October 31, 2013 6:42 AM EDT People listen - sometimes really carefully - to music, and Fabrizio Moretti, drummer of rock band The Strokes, certainly appreciates that. But, he says, it's a one-way conversation. Moretti yearned to have more of an artistic dialogue with the public, so he started one outside the Rag …

  18. Flume Wins Four At Australia's Independent Music Awards

    October 09, 2013 10:01 AM EDT With four trophies, electronic music producer Harley Streten -- aka Flume -- was the big winner at Australia’s eighth annual Independent Music Awards on Wednesday night. Flume’s self-titled debut won for best independent album and best independent dance/electronica album. He also went on to…

  19. Andrew Lloyd Webber's New Musical Explores the Swinging ‘60s, Sex and Scandal

    October 01, 2013 12:24 AM EDT He's done the Bible, felines, operatic phantoms and Argentine politics. So what is Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest musical about? Sex - as well as politics, spying, social revolution and the Cold War. "Stephen Ward" centers on a sensational real-life scandal, the 1963…

  20. 'The Voice' Returns With Christina Aguilera (And She's Ready to Win)

    September 23, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Christina Aguilera said a season away from "The Voice" was the break that she needed to get reinvigorated -- for herself, the show and the contestants. Aguilera and CeeLo took time off from the show last season, and were replaced by Usher and Shakira. But they're back in…

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